A level

Fine Art

Names of staff, role & contact details

Assistant Subject Leader Creative Arts

Mrs. Giles
Art Teacher

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
Fine ArtAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design60% Portfolio 40% Practical Exam

Year 12

Term 1
Workshops on using various techniques to develop student confidence using new methods and larger scales. Students start to develop work alongside inside a sketchbook.

Term 2
Life Drawing workshops, skills in this area enable students to create a mature and more desirable portfolio, which may also be used to secure  a place on one of the many Creative Arts university courses.

Term 3
Students develop a theme of their choice, to include photography of chosen subject matter, observational studies and further sketchbook work.

Year 13

Term 1
Artists which have inspired the student’s work most significantly will be documented in sketchbooks, but also in a ‘3000 word Related Study’ essay.

Term 2
Students create their finale pieces which aim to push the boundaries, and show case the students’ full creative potential.

Term 3
Exam preparation starts during February. Students choose a starting point and have a number of weeks to prepare ideas and techniques before sitting a 15 hour exam.

How to support your child in Fine Art:

Fine Art has a large Non Exam Assessment (NEA) as part of the course. It is vital students keep up to date with this work. They should follow the weekly plans and check lists provided by their teacher. Students are actively encouraged to extend their creative projects outside of school and will balance their classroom time and extra-curricular learning. Students should always ensure they are reading a book related to their studies, as well as reading around the subject, following subject based issues in the media and visiting galleries. They should also make use of the exemplar work, which can be found on Moodle.

During their day at sixth form, they must make good use of study periods and dedicate time to independently develop coursework pieces. There is a small art room, with computers and a work bench which can be used by sixth formers any period during the week.